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Author Li, Dongqi, author

Title A systemic functional typology of mood / Dongqi Li
Published Singapore : Springer, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (225 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and color)
Series The M.A.K. Halliday Library functional linguistics series
M. A. K. Halliday Library functional linguistics series.
Contents Introduction -- Literature Review -- Theoretical Framework -- Methodology -- A Systemic Functional Typology of DECLARATIVE MOOD -- A Systemic Functional Typology of INTERROGATIVE MOOD -- A Systemic Functional Typology of IMPERATIVE MOOD -- A Systemic Functional Typology of MOOD system -- Conclusion
Summary The grammatical category of (sentence) mood has been of central interest to many branches of linguistics, including linguistic typology and systemic functional linguistics. This book is a successful integration of the typological and systemic functional approaches to mood, aiming to investigate the commonalities and variations across languages in both mood system and mood structure. To this aim, it establishes a geographically, genetically and typologically representative sample of 60 languages and provides detailed systemic functional descriptions of the mood system and mood structure of these languages. Based on such descriptions, it makes cross-linguistic comparisons of the mood system and mood structure of the languages in the sample. Structurally, it explores the cross-linguistic commonalities and variations in (i) the realizations of some major functional elements in mood structure, (ii) the realizations of mood options and (iii) the realizations of mood system. Systemically, it investigates how languages resemble and vary from each other in (i) the subtypes of major mood types, (ii) the organization of mood system and (iii) the semantic dimensions along which mood system is elaborated further in delicacy. Moreover, building on the descriptions and comparisons, it makes some generalizations about the structural and systemic features of mood and proposes some tentative explanations for the commonalities and variations languages display in mood system and mood structure. This book is an empirical and holistic approach to the typology of mood and contributes to a deeper understanding of the grammatical category. It is of special interest to systemic functional linguists, typologists, grammarians and descriptive linguists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 24, 2023)
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Mood
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9811988218